Have a good soak

Relaxing in a tub for even just ten minutes can help to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, with beneficial results for both your beauty and your health as an added bonus.

Fill your tub with warm water at a comfortable temperature for you – the water should never be too hot. Extreme temperatures drain your energy, rather than restore it and very hot water can dry out skin oils.

Here are a few ideas to make the most of your bath experience:

  • Toss in a packet of powdered milk under running bath water. Milk’s lactic acid will remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin’s texture baby soft.
  • Add a quarter cup of pure vanilla extract to a warm bath. Vanilla has the ability to lift spirits and revive.
  • Brew three cups of very strong chamomile tea and add it to your bath water. Chamomile has soothing, healing properties that ease tension.
  • Mix half a pound of sea salt with one pound of baking soda. Add to warm tub and soak until water cools. This bath not only soothes skin but also helps it dispose of toxic wastes.
  • Use face treatments while you’re bathing. The steam speeds the penetration of nutrients into skin. Plus, the treatments will work faster.
  • It is interesting to note the Japanese add the extra honorific prefix ‘o’ to the word for bath in Japanese, obviously they realised the benefits and enjoyment to be had in a good soak long ago.

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